Three out of Five People with Alzheimer’s Disease Will Wander

What you can do to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Alzheimer’s disease destroys brain cells responsible for memory, thinking and behavior. As a result, people living with Alzheimer’s or a related disorder may become disoriented and lost, even in their own neighborhood or places that are familiar to them – this is known
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Women’s dementia risk increased by midlife hypertension

Researchers have uncovered a possible sex difference in how blood pressure affects dementia risk, after finding that women who get hypertension in their 40s are likelier to develop the condition. But for men, hypertension in midlife appears to have no impact on dementia risk. The study – conducted by researchers from Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, CA – was recently published in
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A Lesser Known Advanced Directive: ‘Do-Not-Hospitalize’

By Michael O. Schroeder, Staff Writer | June 8, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. Though the number with Do Not Hospitalize orders is still small, a recent study finds the orders may be helpful to prevent unwanted hospitalizations. (GETTY IMAGES) Toward the end of life – particularly for some frail, older individuals with chronic conditions – hospitalizations can become more frequent. While
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Important lesson when hiring caregivers.

Please see the video from ABC news Good Morning America, as this happens frequently. This really shows some of the issues that may come up when hiring caregivers on your own. This does not address the homeowners liability should the caregiver fall during work hours at your home, theft, and many other issues which would
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Could Thinking Positively About Aging Be The Secret Of Health?

The dictionary defines ageism as the “tendency to regard older persons as debilitated, unworthy of attention, or unsuitable for employment.” But research indicates that ageism may not just be ill-informed or hurtful. It may also be a matter of life and death. Not that it’s literally killing people. Researcher Becca Levy, a professor of epidemiology
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